Annual Meeting and Conference FUN Activities
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We are excited to present these extra fun and educational activities for the upcoming Annual Meeting and Conference. We hope that these activities add value to your experience at a VHMA event. These activities are optional attendance and can be selected when you register for the event.




CVPM 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join your CVPM colleagues as we celebrate CVPM's 25th anniversary with dinner and music at Galatoire’s. Founded in 1905 by Jean Galatoire, this infamous address distinguished itself on Bourbon St. from its humble beginning. From the small village of Pardies, France, Jean Galatoire brought recipes and traditions inspired by the familial dining style of his homeland to create the menu and ambiance of the internationally-renowned restaurant. In its fifth generation, it is the Galatoire family and descendants who have carried the tradition of New Orleans’ fine dining restaurants and influenced its evolution. 


The group bus will depart the hotel at 6:30 p.m.


Cost: $35 per person


Hospital Tour

Magazine Street Animal Clinic

The hospital boasts a modern, state-of-the art facility to ensure they stay on the leading edge of veterinary medicine. Their staff of 35 includes six DVMs who provide wellness, puppy, kitten, senior, some exotic pet care, behavioral and nutritional counseling, ophthalmology, orthopedic, dental, and boarding and grooming. They have onsite laboratory services, as well as an intensive care unit. The hospital is open 7 days a week and offers 24/7 technical services to support special needs cases. 


The group bus will depart the hotel at 5:45 p.m. One-hour is scheduled for the tour. 


Cost: Free


Participation is limited.




New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

This two-hour walking tour will be your introduction to one of the most interesting, historic, and fascinating neighborhoods in America. As you take the tour you will see and hear about some of the most impressive homes in the South. It may be difficult for you to choose what is more interesting: the architecture or the stories about the people who have chosen to live and work here.

The group bus will depart the hotel at 4:45 p.m. The walking tour is two hours long.


Cost:  $25 per person



ART Nite: Art for Relaxation Therapy with Brenda Tassava
What better way to end a day at the VHMA Annual Conference than to spend time unwinding with colleagues and friends? This evening of creativity is for anyone and everyone—no experience necessary! Join Brenda Tassava for an evening of her favorite relaxation therapy: art making. You'll take home your very own custom “relaxation kit” at the end of a fun and inspiring evening of painting, doodling, and laughter. The registration fee includes all art supplies. The final project will fit in your suitcase for return travel home!


Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.


New Orleans Marriott, Galerie II Meeting Room, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Seating is limited.

Cost: $35

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